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large files not found with `read-file-name'

From: Tom Wurgler
Subject: large files not found with `read-file-name'
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 16:26:50 -0400 (EDT)

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In GNU Emacs 21.2.1 (hppa2.0n-hp-hpux11.00, Motif Version 2.1.0)
 of 2002-03-18 on rds294
configured using `configure  --cache-file=/dev/null 
--host=hppa2.0n-hp-hpux11.00 --prefix=/home/rdstt1/t901353/local 
--with-x-toolkit=motif --with-png'
Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: nil
  value of $LC_COLLATE: nil
  value of $LC_CTYPE: nil
  value of $LC_MESSAGES: nil
  value of $LC_MONETARY: nil
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: nil
  value of $LC_TIME: nil
  value of $LANG: C
  locale-coding-system: nil
  default-enable-multibyte-characters: t

Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug
and the precise symptoms of the bug:

One of the users here has a file thusly:

  -rw-rw-r--   1 tomw    bob   2399830016 Apr 11 11:41 sample.file

Which GNU ls does list in a dired properly, albeit the filenames are not
aligned etc.

But he has a emacs-lisp defun that prompts him for various input, one of 
which is the above "sample.file" filename.  The file completion does not find 
the file.  He is not trying to read the file itself, just get the filename and
then he runs a shell job with the inputs gained from his elisp...

The line below demostates the problem:

(setq tommy (read-file-name "Enter the name: "))

You can start typing "sa" at the prompt, then hit "tab" and all files that start
with "sa" are displayed except the "sample.file".  Why doesn't this file show



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